Friday, March 7, 2014
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ok, so this is grim. BUT, it could be reworked for some pretty awesome vows. I found this post at Ask a Physicist to Speak at Your Funeral
"You want a physicist to speak at your funeral. You want the physicist to talk to your grieving family about the conservation of energy, so they will understand that your energy has not died. You want the physicist to remind your sobbing mother about the first law of thermodynamics; that no energy is created in the universe and none is destroyed. You want your mother to know that all your energy, ever vibration, every Btu of heat, every wave of every particle that was her beloved child remains with her in this world. You want the physicist to tell your weeping father that amid the energies of the cosmos, you gave as good as you got.
And at one point, you'd hope that the physicist would stop down from the pulpit and walk to your brokenhearted spouse there in the pew and tell him that all the photons that ever bounced off your face, all the particles whose paths were interrupted by your smile, by the touch of your hair, hundreds of trillions of particles, have raced off you like children, their ways forever changed by you. And as your widow rocks in the arms of a loving family, may the physicist let her know that all the photons that bounced from you were gathered in the particle detectors that are her eyes, that those photons created within her constellations of electromagnetically charged neurons whose energy will go on forever.
And the physicist will remind the congregation of how much of all our energy is given off as heat. There may be a few fanning themselves with their programs as he says it. And he will tell them that the warmth that flowed through you in life is still here, still part of all that we are, even as we who mourn continue in the heat of our own lives.
And you'll want the physicist to explain to those who loved you that they need not have faith; indeed, they should not have faith. Let them know that they can measure, that scientists have measured precisely the conservation of energy and found it accurate, verifiable and consistent across and and time. You can hope your family will examine the evidence and satisfy themselves that the science is sound and that they'll be comforted to know your energy is still around. According to the law of the conservation of energy, not a bit of you is gone. You're just less orderly. Amen"
Friday, February 14, 2014
While my beau and I claimed that we hosted a "high tea" reception, it was kinda a lie:
Because I am not even sure if we had tea?
But here is a round-up of fun tea-related ideas if you are truly looking to incorporate the fashion of the high tea into your reception or party!
These paper tea cups would make for great decoration and/or favors. Paperlunies makes these beautiful paper masterpieces ($60/dozen). I don't know how easy they would be to make, but if you are up for the challenge, this would be a great favor!
AdrioticCreations created this beauty for $18 and would accent any table beautifully. Of course, if you are crafty, shopping for vintage tea cups could be a lot of fun and making candles could be a great bonding experience for you and your beau, ladies, family or friends.
This gorgeous teapot would also make a great centerpiece for the dessert table or mismatched ones for various tables. This set is from minoucbrocante for $80.
Go antique pewter. From Cozy Traditions @$346 (I said pretty, not cheap.)
And of course this a host of other thematic decorations and such that you can bring into high tea theme:
Some easy and fairly inexpensive favors ($1.60/each) are these engraved teaspoon favors. These are stainless steel, but I am sure there are silver options out there if you want them to be fancier.
You could do something interesting, such as setting up a tea bar (instead of the candy favors--you know the ones, in pretty jars that you scoop and take home). I am not a tea connoisseur, but I imagine the possibilities could be so much fun. These photos here are from Dream Box Photography.
And you could provide cheesecloth and pretty string to create your own tea satchel:
Image from SomethingConcerning.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Jade @ Secret Boutique has some beautiful alternative dresses at reasonable prices! Take a look at this Round-Up. Visit her shop at The Secret Boutique or her Etsy shop for more information. options and wedding dress porn.
(I wish I had found this one before I got married!!)
Pink and Black Bridal Gown @$1,000
(This is a beautiful alternative gown!)
(Also available in other colors! Click the link! The back is gorgeous.)
(This gown is beautiful. Generally I am not a fan of the shiny taffeta, but I would make an exception for this one!
(This delicate dress is a visual treat and so ethereal.)
Monday, February 3, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Kristina Makris was the make-up artist for our wedding and she was phenomenal. In addition to doing my makeup, she also did the makeup for 8 other ladies in our bridal party. She was fun and open minded and did a fantastic job. Take a look at her beautiful work. She is currently booking weddings for this year.
Despite all these tears, her makeup was flawless for the rest of the night too!